Arts and Culture

The Portfolio: Daylin Paul
The Portfolio: Daylin Paul
This image is in my book, Broken Land (Jacana), for which I received the Ernest Cole award in 2017. The image speaks to the reality of...
Why do people keep voting for the ANC?
Why do people keep voting for the ANC?
This is an edited extract from Jan-Jan Joubert’s book, Will South Africa Be Okay? (Tafelberg)
The fiction, fantasy and horror of ‘Joburg Selected’
The fiction, fantasy and horror of ‘Joburg Selected’
“In the wake, the past that is not past reappears, always to rupture the present.” — Christina Sharpe
​The night McBride and friends blew up Magoo’s Bar
​The night McBride and friends blew up Magoo’s Bar
Robert McBride: The Struggle Continues (Tafelberg)
Finding Your Niche: Emtee
Finding Your Niche: Emtee
With his red & green Gucci backpack, an entourage of five including his one-year old son Logan, rapper Emtee visited the Mail & Guardian...
Shane Cooper’s infinite paths through rhythm
Shane Cooper’s infinite paths through rhythm
When it came time to form Mabuta, bass player and group founder Shane Cooper says he knew exactly who to turn to for the group’s drum sound...
Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz
Bridging the black Atlantic in jazz
The example of the reunification of Germany is instructive when thinking about the time, 20 years ago, when two great projects to bridge the black...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited: Nicknamed The Lion of Zimbabwe for his popularity and political influence, Thomas Mapfumo...
Spha Mdlalose finds her way home
Spha Mdlalose finds her way home
Sometimes pain — loss — reverberates like white noise. Shuts everything out so it’s all you can hear-not-hear. Pianissimo.
Re-memoring Madibuseng
Re-memoring Madibuseng
It’s the early 1990s. Kwaito music has our attention. A group by the name Boom Shaka enters the scene through a wavy jam with a slow start. The...
Parsing Kabila through rumba
Parsing Kabila through rumba
‘Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”
The Portfolio: Tseliso Monaheng
The Portfolio: Tseliso Monaheng
The founding members of Prophets of Da City hadn’t performed together in years. In 2015, the group that defied the man while blazing multiple...
Living beyond my means at the Sandton Sun
Living beyond my means at the Sandton Sun
Every now and then, when my budget allows, I like to spend on nice things. But when, like me, you don’t convey a sense of affluence, you become...
Creativity at work at The Centre for the Less Good Idea
Creativity at work at The Centre for the Less Good Idea
Work. What is it all for? Who reaps the rewards? Who claims our victories, what does it turns us into? It is these questions that season six at the...

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